Trabajé con un gran patron

November 8, 2008

Those who know spanish Emily should probably correct me.  I have very little skills in this area.  I spent the whole day in Mexico building a house for a family of 3.  A single mom, and her two kids.  I have never built a house there before… The only missions work I have done in Mexico is work at an orphanage.  I’ll be honest, I’m not the most handy person in the world, but I manned-up and did my part.  It was great getting dirty and serving someone in need.  The group I went with was great too.  We had a blast, cracked jokes the entire time, and worked very hard.  There were three guys who live in Mexico who headed up this project.  Their names are Ernesto, Chewey (hehe), and Alejandro.  They were loads of fun and were super patient with us during our many screw ups.  The only down side to the day was leaving Mexico.  We spent two hours waiting in line to cross the border.  Though I did enjoy some cherro’s.  And the GIGANTIC Jesus crucifix’s weren’t too shabby either.  I seriously almost bought one.

mexico foundation

mexico view 
This will be their view from their new home

ready to work
I’m so ready to work.  Can you tell?

walls mexico
Walls are going up!

Chewey working hard.  Doesn’t it look like God is shining down on him?

tim the hammer
I nicknamed myself: Tim “the hammer” Balint.  I know what you’re thinking, “that’s PERFECT for you Tim!”

roof mexico
Working on the roof

jon bra
Jon turned his Home Depot belt/pouch into a bra.  Or maybe its a bro?

such good food mexico
This was one very tasty meal.  Best guacamole ever.  Emily, what is this called?! (you’re my bridge to the mexican culture)

Coke mexico
I saved the best for last.  If you’ve never had Mexican Coke, you’re missing out.  So much better than what we have here.

That’s all for now.  I’m speaking at the Lake Hill’s Church youth group tomorrow morning.  I’m excited but kind of nervous.  Looking forward to another good day tomorrow though.  

I have a big-ish announcement to make tomorrow.  A few of you might already know.  Ok, it’s really not that big of a deal, but now I’m even more excited for Copeland’s show on Tuesday night.



  1. Aww…you’re making me miss Mexico so much! I’ll just have to live vicariously through your pictures. Luckily I have my ways of getting Mexican Coke here, so I’ll just sip one of those while I look at your pictures. And that food is called gorditas. It’s lucky for me that I’m going to hang out with some Mexicans today. Otherwise I’d have to hop on the next plane to Mexico.

  2. dude. those tortilla things (“gorditas” as Emily would say…) look amazingly good. they make me want to drive down to the taco truck and get Hepatitis C.

    also… I have no idea what your announcement is. I’m waiting on the edge of my seat!

  3. Doug is soooo proud of you!

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